Good thing or not? ‘Broga’ in the news

As I mentioned in an earlier post, most of the media coverage I see about yoga is from local or small papers (and, of course, plenty of blogs). So I always think it’s a big noteworthy when a larger, more mainstream outlet highlights yoga. Today’s bigger story is from the Boston Globe, the bigger of … Continue reading Good thing or not? ‘Broga’ in the news

Saturday rant: Make yoga safe for men!

OK, keep up with me here, we’re going to move at Hanuman-like speed. I’ve seen an uptick lately of a “yoga issue” I thought maybe had gone away: that yoga isn’t welcoming to men. (Probably it is more about its not being welcoming to dudes, or bros or guys, but men suffices.) Let’s break it … Continue reading Saturday rant: Make yoga safe for men!

Substituting ‘rock music for chanting in the safety zone’ of yoga

Yoga for men is a thing, if you hadn’t realized it by now. (We’ve posted a few times about it.) There’s Broga (we first mentioned it almost three years ago). Yoga for Jocks. And one that maybe is OK: Detox Retox. First you do yoga, by coincidence at a craft brewery. And then you taste … Continue reading Substituting ‘rock music for chanting in the safety zone’ of yoga

NYT discovers ‘the rise of beefcake yoga’

I think we’ve done a good job not mentioning DDP Yoga here on the site. But now it has made it to the page’s (virtual ones) of the New York Times magazine, complete with explicit “stolen from Ashtanga” language: Although Page was uncomfortable that Aaron greeted the class by playing a harmonium — “all of that … Continue reading NYT discovers ‘the rise of beefcake yoga’

Encinitas yoga trial begins today

Today — Monday, May 20 — is the scheduled opening of the trial in the lawsuit over the Jois Yoga-funded exercise program in the Encinitas school district. Exercise program, you wonder? Well, yes — that’s one of the new things (to me, and I assume others) to be found in the U-T San Diego’s preview story … Continue reading Encinitas yoga trial begins today

A great list of a bunch of yogas I’ll never, ever do

First off, a disclaimer. I’m in a foul mood. It’s lingering from the end of the last post, and it was not helped by a lousy night sleep followed by getting up too late to practice. (We’ll see what, if anything I can get in tonight after work. Either way, not exactly off to the … Continue reading A great list of a bunch of yogas I’ll never, ever do

On the burden of ‘practicing yoga’

Continuing with our ongoing theme, “What is yoga exactly,” we come to this: Nevada (US), Nov 11 (ANI): Hindus are upset at what they call as “sexploitation” of yoga. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that yoga was a serious mental and physical discipline by means of which … Continue reading On the burden of ‘practicing yoga’

YogaWorks emphasizes working out over working in

Carrying forward the idea about what, exactly, yoga is — spiritual practice or just the asanas — we get this news: “YogaWorks Partners With NASM to Provide Yoga for Personal Trainers” More details: YogaWorks, the industry leader in yoga practice and teacher trainning has partnered with the National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) to offer an … Continue reading YogaWorks emphasizes working out over working in